The Secrets Behind Anti-Oxidants

by Paul McTaggart

Anti-oxidant is the buzzword of modern nutrition. If you can integrate foods that contain plenty of anti-oxidants into your diet then you’re on your way to great health. Green tea, blueberries and dark chocolate are only a few of the products that have been becoming increasingly popular with the millennials seeking those new revitalising dietary habits, due to their rich antioxidant properties.

What if you could access these health-boosting anti-oxidants by simply drinking water? Plain old water from the tap, which has a reputation as being at best unpleasant, and at worst unpalatable, can be transformed into revitalising anti-oxidant water. How can this be possible? It is done by altering the Oxidation Reduction Potential (ORP) level and can be achieved through a specific filtration process.

What do Anti-Oxidants do?

Anti-oxidants play a key part in your body’s defensive system. Your body’s oxygen is constantly involved in chemical reactions where electrons are moved around. Regularly oxygen molecules separate and create free radicals 👎🏼. Anti-Oxidants fight these free radicals and prevent them from causing damage.

The Benefits of Anti-Oxidants

While there is an exhaustive list of anti-oxidants, you will probably already be aware of many. Vitamins C & E, green tea and red wine polyphenols are all powerful antioxidants.

Studies show that raised dietary intake of vitamin C & E can decrease the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Everyone’s favourite antioxidant food blueberries have also been shown to lower the cardiovascular risk in overweight adults in a study by researchers at Oklahoma State University in 2010.

Another study in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 2010, showed that eating tomatoes can affect gene expression and may protect against prostate cancer in men, due to the levels of the antioxidant lycopene they contain.

The key component of anti-oxidants is of course, their ability to stabilise the growth of free radical cells and as you can see with the antioxidants above, they can provide a great health boost.

Antioxidant Water

Mineral-rich antioxidant water has a range of taste and health benefits which make it a much better option than standard water, and even many forms of bottled water. Many bottled water brands are either pH neutral or even acidic in some cases, meaning they cannot have anti-oxidant properties. Coupled with the damaging effect they are having on the environment and the expensive prices, this underlines that a water filter is the best option for affordable, healthy and environmentally friendly drinking water. A countertop filter can add +2.0pH points to your source filter and reduce the ORP level to between (-200) and (-600) mV, which will ensure that you can access anti-oxidant water and fight off those free radicals with every sip!